25th Aug, 2019

Solihull maths professor handed MBE in Queen's honours list

Sarah Mason 15th Jun, 2019

A SOLIHULL professor of maths has been handed an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

Duncan Lawson, professor of mathematics education at Coventry University has been bestowed the award for services to mathematics and higher education.

Professor Lawson is also the co-director of sigma – a maths support service at Coventry University’s library.

Peter Childs, Newman University’s acting vice-chancellor, said: “Tens of thousands of students at universities across this country and internationally have enjoyed a transformed experience of studying the mathematical aspects of their courses, thanks to the innovative and determined work of Professor Lawson in championing, developing and disseminating mathematics and statistics support.

“In 2016, Duncan’s lifetime work was recognised by the award of the Institute of Mathematics and Its Applications Gold Medal for outstanding contribution to the improvement of the teaching of mathematics.

“This was the first time the Medal has been awarded in the field of mathematics education.”

Professor Lawson is said to be delighted to have been nominated to receive his award.

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